Kaylee's Keeper by Maren Smith
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Okay, after reading
by this same author, I was a little hesitant to read this one, but I just saw something in this author, I just knew she had something in her writing that would take me beyond the "fade to black", and OMG am I ever glad decided to keep reading! Where the author went fade to black in the last book, she totally brought it all in this one! I'd give it a full 4.50 rating.
I loved the whole Fantasy Castle concept from the first one but this one brought the idea into full on Role Playing mode.
I felt connected to Kaylee and Master Marshall, I wanted to see them interact. There was a part, close to the end, that I was close to tears, so I liked that the book was able to pull that emotion out of me. I also related to Kaylee in some ways, her bashfulness, shyness, and her inability at times to "say *those* words".
The only real "complaint" if you could even call it that was the constant "working of her fingers" on the hem of her skirt, or just fidgeting, it was constantly described to the point of distraction.
I do recommend this book! It was one I was reluctant to put down, and if I had to, I was anxious to pick it back up again.
This book is pretty much a stand alone book. None of the characters from Holding Hannah are in this one, and Holding Hannah will only give you background on how the actual Castle came to be for this book. This book, obviously, takes place several years later.
As a note to my EZ members, this will be the BDSM BOTM for September so you may want to wait for the group read and/or read Holding Hannah first if you like..
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